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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Recognizes AKDN’s Efforts

14 December 2021

On 10 December 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, Ruslan Kazakbayev, met with the Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Kyrgyzstan, Dr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, on the occasion of the completion of his term.

During the meeting, Minister Ruslan Kazakbayev expressed gratitude for Dr Kassim-Lakha’s active participation in the implementation of projects aimed at the development of education, culture and economy of Kyrgyzstan. He also congratulated Dr Kassim-Lakha on the 20th anniversary of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and AKDN.

The Foreign Affairs Minister especially noted the activities of the University of Central Asia in Naryn as a recognized regional center for education and scientific innovation.

Dr Kassim-Lakha expressed gratitude to Minister Ruslan Kazakbayev for assistance provided to AKDN over the years, the importance of the University of Central Asia in Naryn and the ongoing educational projects in Afghanistan. He also assured support for the ethnic Kyrgyz residing in Afghanistan through the AKDN office in Kabul.

Minister Kazakbayev wished Dr Kassim-Lakha much success in his professional career, and presented him with a Commemorative Medal for his extensive services in Kyrgyzstan.

Originally published here.

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Ruslan Kazakbayev (right) presenting the Commemorative Medal to Dr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha for his services in Kyrgyzstan.